The Met Office has put in place a weather alert for several areas across the country
These storms can cause torrential downpours, lightninggusty wind and hail and as a result a yellow weather Warning has been issued.
That met office has advised people to be careful as it could cause flooding which can pose a threat to life.
So when and where will the thunderstorms be, how can you protect yourself and why are yellow severe weather warnings being issued?
Here’s everything you need to know.
When will the thunderstorms be?
Thunderstorms are expected to occur today (Thursday, June 23) and can occur any time of the day, evening or night.
However, according to the Met Office, they are more likely to occur in the afternoon and early evening.
What effects will the thunderstorms have?
Experts warn that the thunderstorms could cause flooding.
In some places, up to 40mm of rain could fall in about an hour, and 40 to 60mm could also fall in two or three hours.
These torrential downpours can be accompanied by frequent lightning, and gusty winds and hail can also occur in some places.
There is a small chance that homes and businesses will be quickly inundated by this amount of rain and some buildings will be damaged by flooding, lightning, hail or strong winds.
There is also a small chance that fast-flowing or deep flood water could pose a threat to life.
Floods or lightning strikes can cause delays and some cancellations of trains and buses.
Spray and sudden flooding could cause difficult driving conditions and some road closures.
There is a small chance that power outages could occur and other services could be disrupted for some homes and businesses.
Some communities can also be cut off by flooded roads.
Is there a thunderstorm in my area today?
According to a Met Office thunderstorm tracker, the storm can hit the following areas:
East of England
- Central Bedfordshire
- Southend on Sea
London & South East England
- Bracknell Forest
- East Sussex
- Greater London area
- Isle of Wight
- Milton Keynes
- West Berkshire
- west sussex
- Windsor and Maidenhead
North West England
- Blackburn with Darwen
- Cheshire East
- Cheshire West and Chester
- Greater Manchester
South West England
- Bath and North East Somerset
- Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
- North Somerset
- South Gloucestershire
- Stoke on Trent
- Telford and Wrekin
- West Midlands metropolitan area
However, the exact location of the thunderstorms will be difficult to pinpoint, so the warning area will be reviewed by the Met Office and updated as necessary.
We will also update this article throughout the day.
How can I protect myself during a thunderstorm?
If a thunderstorm breaks out near you, there are several ways to protect yourself.
First seek shelter. Because when you hear thunder, you are already within range of the nearest ground lightning bolt, as lightning can strike up to 10 miles from the center of a storm.
When you are outdoors and cannot go indoors, it is advisable to squat down with your hands on your knees and your head between them.
Try to keep your body off the ground as little as possible, do not lie on the ground, and stay away from trees and water.
Be aware of metal objects that can conduct or attract lightning, including golf clubs, golf buggies, fishing poles, umbrellas, motorcycles, bicycles, wheelchairs, mobility scooters, baby strollers, wire fencing, rails, and metal poles, so avoid using and stay away from such objects .
When are yellow severe weather warnings issued?
The Met Office says it is issuing yellow weather warnings on two occasions.
Many are on display when the weather is likely to have some minor effects, including some travel disruptions in some locations.
Other amber alerts are issued when the weather could have a much more serious impact on the majority of people, but there is much less certainty that that impact will occur.
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